More feet, more songs, more music, more characters ... more everything, but less of story than the original. The heart of the film is scattered, but it fails to connect as satisfactorily as it did before
The first was an ok, enjoyable film, however, i was VERY dissatisfied with this one. the story follows a tragic event where the penguins are trapped and cannot escape from their home cove. they try everything from bombarding the walls of the cove to trying to fly, and continue with ridiculous ideas of escape to the point where you just have to say \"GET ON WITH IT!!\" now that i've described 3\/4ths of the movie to you, i can honestly say that the other 1\/4th isnt adding much more. also, pay attention to the end, because the \"message\" your going to notice was completely unacceptable, and made the movie go from painful to just plain evil. Im still awaiting an apology from disney.
Works marvel after marvel in expressing the bewildering beauty and existential horror of being trapped inside one's own addled mind, and in allegorising the self-preserving amnesia of a broken but hopeful heart.
I wish Jim Carrey would do more roles this dramatic. This movie shows how amazing of a dramatic actor he is. It wasn't his usual \"rubber face\" kind of comedy, rather very serious and raw. All the actors did such a great job with this movie. Even better, this is the type of movie you'll want to watch more than once, which means you more than get your money's worth. You don't realize until near the end that the movie starts out near the end. It's brilliantly written and directed. You'll realize that when you watch some of the extras on the DVD. Watch the interview with the director and Jim Carrey and you'll learn a lot of little known facts and interesting stories about the making of the movie. If Carrey would just do more roles like this, then more people would realize what a phenomenal actor he could be.\n\nIt's styled more like an artsy independant film which gives it a unique look, along with finally crafted special effects that are so well blended with the movie, you're not sitting there thinking \"That's a special effect\". Instead, you're so wrapped up in the story without even realizing it. I very highly recommend this movie, especially if you've never seen it.